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Forum topic by Sgt374 posted 975 days ago 822 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Sgt374

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975 days ago

I have some old veneer tape that won’t stick anymore. The role is a couple years old
And used to work fine. It has been stored in an unheated garage where it may have froze at one time.
Does veneer tape go bad? And why?


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Lee Barker

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#1 posted 974 days ago

There is evidently some critical solvent that escapes the glue over time. I learned the hard way, and it seem such an unlikely characteristic of a hot melt product that I am not sure one could learn any other way.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#2 posted 974 days ago

I don’t know if it goes bad. I had some in my basement for 3 years and just pulled it out last month and it worked fine. It might be very low humidity during cold times that dried it out.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Lee Barker

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#3 posted 972 days ago

Thanks Cr1—I was thinking of sticks of hotmelt. Do they age?

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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Lee Barker

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#4 posted 972 days ago

Fascinating….keep writing!

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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Sgt374

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#5 posted 972 days ago

Thanks for all of your input

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#6 posted 972 days ago

Lee, I can’t say definitively that hot melt sticks don’t age but if they do, they do so more gracefully than you or I. I have some glue sticks that are easily 35 years old that I use on occasion and have not noticed any degradation in their performance.
I don’t think the adhesive on the iron-on edging/venneer is the same formula as the glue sticks, and have seen it go “bad” (at least partially) over time. The upside is that, that adhesive is fully compatible with regular contact cement.

Regards, Mark

-- Tilbilly Mark

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